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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is committed to releasing as much information about its work as possible, subject to legal or operational issues.  

Journalists can contact us via our press office

Significant updates and new information about the Inquiry are also posted on the Inquiry Twitter account @InquiryCSA

This page will hold copies of all update notes, overview notes, legal documents and press notices issued by the Inquiry team.

Inquiry updates list of core participants for Westminster investigation

21 January 2019

The Chair of the Inquiry, Prof Alexis Jay OBE, has granted an application made by Harvey Proctor for core participant status in its Westminster investigation.

The application was granted on the basis the Inquiry will hear evidence of allegations of sexual abuse made against him during non recent police investigations.

This will not include allegations made by Carl Beech, known as ‘Nick’, that led to Operation Midland.

Inquiry launches national TV campaign for the Truth Project

14 January 2019

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is today launching a landmark television public awareness campaign to ensure victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have the opportunity to be heard at the Truth Project.

Hearing dates in January announced

4 January 2019

In addition to the two preliminary hearings already being held in January, the Inquiry has scheduled extra time for its public hearing in the Accountability and Reparations investigation.  

The details are as follows:

  • Tuesday 15 January 10.30am - preliminary hearing in relation to the extent of any institutional failures to protect children from sexual abuse within the Anglican Church.

Inquiry Information Line opening times over Christmas

20 December 2018

The Inquiry Information Line will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Government response to Interim Report

19 December 2018

“The Inquiry welcomes the responses given by the UK Government and Welsh Government with regard to recommendations made in our Interim Report.

Inquiry extends April seminar on mandatory reporting

18 December 2018


The Inquiry has extended its second seminar on the mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse in April 2019.

Inquiry publishes literature review on residential schools

22 November 2018

The Inquiry has published a literature review of published research on child sexual abuse in residential and non-residential schools.

 Public hearings in the Accountability and Reparations investigation to be held next week

20 November 2018

From 26 November to 14 December 2018 the Independent Inquiry will hold three weeks of public hearings from 10:30am - 4.00pm daily will take place at the IICSA hearing centre, 18 Pocock Street, London SE1 0BW.

Inquiry offers Truth Project sessions to students

15 November 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is inviting students to come forward to its Truth Project at seven universities - University of Exeter, Liverpool John Moores University, London South Bank University, University of Liverpool, Middlesex University, Newcastle University and Cardiff University.

Inquiry to hold public hearings into the Archdiocese of Birmingham

9 November 2018

The Inquiry is holding five days of public hearings examining the nature and extent of child sexual abuse by individuals associated with the Archdiocese of Birmingham, part of the Roman Catholic Church investigation.

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